13 June 2013, 16:00 PM
Middle East | The presidential election in Iran represents the latest instalment in almost 35 years of debate and confrontation over the meaning and power of an executive president in a state controlled by proponents of a much-debated doctrine of Shia Islam, writes Siavush Randjbar-Daemi.
13 June 2013, 15:27 PM
Middle East | The anti-Erdogan protesters in Turkey have many grievances - but the prime minister's record of support for the Syrian rebels may turn out to be the most explosive, writes Sophia Jones.
13 June 2013, 15:13 PM
Middle East | Events in Turkey are bad. Happily, however, they are not as bad as Damascus would have you believe, writes David Kenner.
13 June 2013, 14:01 PM
Middle East | Win or lose, Jalili's candidacy is the perfect metaphor for what has
befallen Iran. He is one of the most successful alumni of the
centerpiece of the Islamic regime's education system, writes Abbas
11 June 2013, 15:34 PM
Middle East | Though Qatar is small -- tinier and less populous than the state of Connecticut -- it has established itself as a rising power in the Middle East, writes J. Dana Stuster.
10 June 2013, 19:41 PM
Middle East | The foray into Syria's civil war by Lebanon's Hezbollah has fuelled a Sunni-Shiite polarisation that threatens to feed extremism on both sides and export the conflict to the wider region, analysts warn.